Back in August 2023 we hosted the wedding of Danielle and Aaron. Making the most of the wedding barn’s rustic vibe, this bride chose everlasting flowers so she could treasure her bouquet forever, and included the soft blue hues of thistle in a nod to her Scottish heritage.
Danielle and Aaron wed on 5 August 2023 in the wedding barn, hosting an elegant wedding breakfast for their guests and a full hog roast in the evening.
“I attended a wedding event at the venue and it was exactly what I wanted; a rustic-style barn.”
The couple met online in 2012 when Aaron was working in the bride’s home country of Scotland, and they got engaged on holiday in Turkey in 2019.
The colour palette for the rustic celebration was creams and neutrals with soft pops of thistle blue. The flowers were silk, created by Blooms.
“I loved her work and I have my flowers forever. Thistles were included due to me being Scottish.”
“I always wanted a princess dress with sparkle and I fell in love with it. On the day, I definitely felt like a princess. I didn’t want to take it off and even left my train down for the whole day.”
“Comfort comes first and the Converse were hidden under my dress.”
The wedding ceremony was held in the Barn, and Danielle walked down the aisle with her dad to ‘A Thousand Years’.
“I had three bridesmaids and a page boy who walked down the aisle first.”
The barn was styled with items hired from Happycakies Wedding Décor. The theme was elegant and rustic, with lots of neutral, natural materials and soft draping, as well as tea lights candles and hundreds of fairy lights. Outside was a pure white bouncy castle, with draped foliage to tie in with the interior of the barn.
The wedding photographer was Richard Moore Photography.
“I had seen his work previously and he is so down to earth. Our pictures are amazing.”
The newly-weds and their guests enjoyed a three-course wedding breakfast served in the barn.
“There was something for everyone. The starter was prawns or bruschetta, then there was a roast chicken dinner or fish goujons. Dessert was chocolate brownie or sticky toffee pudding. A hog roast always been mine and Aaron’s favourite.”
The wedding cake a three tier creation, designed to look like slices of wood. It was crafted by Kimmie’s Cakes.
“She was one of the few who could do the design to a high standard. We had chocolate, vanilla and salted caramel in a rustic, tree trunk-style cake.”
Come evening, the bride took to the fairly-lit dance floor. She performed a father and daughter dance to ‘Tenerife Sea’ by Ed Sheeran before her and Aaron’s first dance to Scott Thomas’ ‘This Dance’.
Advice for other couples
“Go for it.”
- Photography – Richard Moore Photography
- Venue – The Wedding Barn at Healing Manor Hotel
- Styling – Happycakies Wedding Décor
- Florist – Bloom
- Caterers – Healing Manor Hotel
- Wedding Cake – Kimmie’s Cakes
- Dress – Morilee via Proposals Bridal Room
- Veil – Morilee
- Shoes – Converse
- Jewellery – Twilight Designs tiara
- Groom – Marc Darcy via Hancocks Menswear
- Hair & MakeUp – Hair by Holleigh & Jade Clay